Changing the AV calculation on LoTS Officers and Crew
So, I wanted to put this idea out there with someone who really knows what I'm talking about without necessarily taking this to a full discussion the LoTS forums. The current AV calculation on the Officers and Crew pages are useful for comparing the officers to each other and the crew to each other. However, the AV numbers there don't really compare to equipment pages AV numbers. I propose changing the officers AV calculation from
AV = atk + def *.2 to
AV = (atk*2 + def*.4)*5/4. I derived this new AV formula because
Ship Power per officer = atk * 2 + def *.4 and
DPS of ship power = 5 * ship power and finally,
4 DPS = 1 armor atk. This change will make the officer's AV number equivalent to the equipment lists AV numbers. Similarly, I propose changing the crew AV calculation to
AV = (atk*1.44 + def*.36)*5/4. I've created an example of the officers listing with the new AV calculation here.
What are your thoughts? Do you think it would make things easier or more confusing? Alternatively, we could consider switching the AV column out for a DPS column, which might actually more more sense.
For officers/crew, I'd switch out AV for Ship Power, and note the formulae you have above, with the caveat that Ship Power is multiplied by the Ship Power bonus, and the DPS also contains ship proc damage. Purely calling it DPS is misleading as it doesn't factor in proc damage at all.
I'd switch out AV for DPS for items, because it's just the current stuff * 4 and avoids excessive fractions and our own definition. I guess we should still call it AV, because it doesn't factor in procs.